Torture and abuse for political purposes are a global problem. In 2015, Amnesty International received reports from 122 countries in which people were tortured or abused. North Korea and Egypt are among those countries.
Rights group Amnesty International (AI) has reported Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of people in a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims. The government denies reports of atrocities.
Amnesty has urged European nations to stop sending Afghans who do not qualify for asylum back to their home country. The human rights group said the policy risked exposing those affected to death and torture.
A new gender identity law will likely improve the lives of transgender people in Greece. But before it was passed, Greek Orthodox clergymen railed against the bill, even threatening to excommunicate transgender people.
A UN probe has found that Russian officials in Crimea committed serious rights abuses, including the deportation and torture of prisoners. Investigators also documented crackdowns on Ukrainian citizenship and culture.
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